The man was shocked to see that his infant girl had been lying asleep for the entire time and was not breathing.
According to PEOPLE, a 4-month-old baby died on New Year’s Eve after an altercation with a dog. On December 31, 2020, at about 7 p.m., the father awoke to find a dog on top of his infant child and dialled 911. The man was shocked to see that his infant girl had been lying asleep for the entire time and was not breathing.
“She hasn’t taken a breath in a long time. The father told the operator, “My baby ain’t breathing.” He went on to say that “the puppy was just lying on her” and that he had no idea what had transpired. The man was sobbing and pleading for assistance.
According to a statement from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, little Raelynn Larrison of Dayton was confirmed dead at Dayton Children’s Hospital on Thursday night, according to the Dayton Daily News.
The dog’s breed is unknown, and all that is known about it is that it was a “large” dog. However, neighbour Lonnie Dapier said that the animal had previously escaped from the family’s home. “If you can’t control an animal, it’s terrible. First and foremost, young children should not be near a nasty dog or a large dog like that, “WRGT spoke with Dampier. “God bless that child, and I hope they find a way to get that dog taken care of so it doesn’t hurt anyone else,” he said.
According to the authorities, the reason and manner of the child’s death are currently under investigation by the Dayton Police Department.
The death was described as an unforeseen tragedy on a GoFundMe page to raise money for Raelynn’s funeral. The page stated, “We have lost our precious four-month niece.” “Please assist us in any way you can use so that we can bury this lovely girl.” Out of a total target of $15,000, they have raised around $6,800 thus far.
According to DogsBite.org, approximately 48 dog bite-related fatalities in the United States in 2019. Pit bulls were responsible for 69 per cent (33) of these deaths but accounted for only 8% of the total dog population in the United States. “Annual data from 2019 shows that 27% (13) of dog bite fatality victims were children ages 9 and younger, 6% (3) were aged 10 to 18 years, an uncommon age range for dog bite fatality victims, and 67 per cent (32) were adults ages 19 and older,” according to the website.